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Mar 06, 2012 | ISBN 9780767921503

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“A rich, comprehensive portrait of Lone Star food that goes leagues beyond brisket and chicken-fried steak.”
—New York Times Book Review

Texas Eats isn’t just a cookbook. Or a history book. It’s really the world of Texas food according to Walsh.
—Dallas Morning News

“This book is rich with gravitas and gravy. But its true strength is the broad cast of previously unheralded characters—from Vietnamese pho masters in Houston to chicken-fried steak pioneers in Paradise—whose family histories and recipes tell us what it means to claim a Texas kitchen as your own.”
—John T Edge, series editor, Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing
“With a brilliant eye for detail, master storyteller Robb Walsh delivers a remarkable portrait of Lone Star food. Recipe by recipe, he shows that Texas is its own country, with its own reasons and contradictions and, thankfully, one of the purest and most unique cuisines in the continental United States.”
—Molly O’Neill, author of One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking
“Robb Walsh is the Homer of Brisket, the great storyteller of Texas food. Spending half a day with him, eating breakfast tacos, chicken-fried steak, and Galveston oysters, is getting a history lesson, adventure tale, and potential heart stoppage all at once. Luckily, with this book, you can pace yourself.”
—Francis Lam, Features Editor, Gilt Taste
“Robb Walsh’s new book has ‘Eat Me!’ written all over it.”
—Kinky Friedman

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments   viii
Introduction   ix
Part 1 – Lone Star Seafood 
Tartar Sauce and Hurricanes   3
Galveston Bay Oysters   13
On a Shrimp Boat   25
Barbecued Crabs   37
The Cajun Invasion    49
Part II – East Texas Southern
Boardinghouse Fare    63
Juneteenth   81
Mayhaw Jelly and Dewberry Jam    93
Part III – Vintage Tex-Mex
Chili con Carne   105
Felix and El Fenix    117
The Green Chile Line   125
Old-Fashioned Tacos   135
Part IV – Old World Flavors
The German Belt   147
Czech Texan    161
The Menger Hotel   171
Fancy French Restaurants    181
Part V – Country and Western
Chicken-Fried Steak in Paradise   193
Shade Tree Barbecue    207
Hamburgers and Carhops   223
Ice Cream Socials   237
Part VI – New Texas Creole
Spaghetti Wester   255
Banh Mi on the Bayou   263
Indian Cowboys    271
Resources   282
Photo Credits   283
Bibliography   284
Index   286

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